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Karon
Travel Guide

Karon Beach which includes tropical scenes, general coastal views and a beach

Try snorkeling around the coral reef network, visit the market at the temple and relax by a lake in the beachside park.

Karon is a beach town with several coastal hotels and bars overlooking the Andaman Sea. It features a long stretch of sand on Phuket Island and its clear water makes it one of the best places along the ocean for snorkeling and scuba diving. Stay at one of the resort complexes across the road from the beach and enjoy pretty views of the water.

Stroll along the pristine white sand of Karon Beach, which is 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) long. Feel the crunch of the sand crystals between your toes as you beachcomb for marine trinkets. Bring snorkeling gear to the coral reef at the southern end of the strand and get a closer look at the colorful fish.

Head to the quieter northern side of the beach and relax with your family or friends in the Khlong Bangla Park that straddles the sand. Bring your kids to the dinosaur-themed Dino Park Mini Golf.

Rent a bike and go cycling along the wide pedestrian lane backing onto the beach. Join walkers and joggers at sunset and bask in the romantic glow of the darkening sky. At night, wander through the Karon Center district for its shopping and dining options. Have a meal at a charming restaurant and relax with a few drinks in a bar. The town isn’t over-developed, so has remained peaceful and spacious.

The town, which is pronounced by locals as Garon, puts on the Karon Market twice a week at the Wat Suwan Khiri Khet (Karon Temple). Visit on Tuesdays and Fridays to browse the local food ingredients, clothing and other products that give an insight into the Karon culture.

The town is located on the western coast of Phuket Island, standing between Patong and Kata. Arrive at Phuket International Airport and drive south for 27 miles (44 kilometers) to get here in a little more than 1 hour.

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
5 out of 5
14/2 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is SG$98 per night from 6 Jul to 6 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Karon, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
4.6/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"What a lovely hotel clean very helpful staff. Will definitely be returning"

Reviewed on 31 Mar,2020

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket
The price is SG$142 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Customer Service is key here All staff are forever helpful and attentive to your needs Smiling happy pleasant always A great example of customer service Nothing is too much trouble for them all"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
5 out of 5
29 Soi Karon Nui, Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is SG$127 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Nestled on the beach, this Karon resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Karon Beach, Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (734 reviews)
Splendid
"Simply wonderful. Go."

Reviewed on 2 Dec,2020

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